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Life As a Climate Refugee

Life As a Climate Refugee | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists forecast that Bangladesh will lose one-third of its land in the next 50 years, and that this could cause 30 million forced migrants. In an already densely crowded country, this would be a disaster of unknown proportions.
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Migrating waterfowl die from lack of water

Migrating waterfowl die from lack of water | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The deaths of up to 20,000 migrating birds this year in a wildlife refuge near the Oregon border has renewed debate about resource management on the Klamath River, where myriad competing interests are fighting for water...
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Earth Day: Climate scientists battle the global-warming skeptics

Earth Day: Climate scientists battle the global-warming skeptics | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

With all due respect to teams still skating in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the world's most important "hockey stick" on this 43rd Earth Day is wielded by Michael E. Mann and other climate scientists.

Mr. Mann, a Pennsylvania State University professor and director of the school's Earth Systems Science Center, produced a graph in 1998, later dubbed the "hockey stick," that showed global temperatures were level or declining for almost 1,000 years -- the long shaft of the stick -- before spiking sharply upward over the past century.

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Mexico passes climate-change law

Mexico passes climate-change law | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As the Kyoto Protocol winds down without a strong replacement, countries are implementing their own strategies to reduce global warming.
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NASA image gallery highlights Earth's changing face

NASA image gallery highlights Earth's changing face | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In celebration of this year's Earth Day on April 22, NASA's Global Climate Change website has unveiled a new version of its popular image gallery, "State of Flux." The gallery presents stunning images, mostly from space, of our ever-changing...
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How much skepticism can the climate take?

How much skepticism can the climate take? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Influential skeptics continue to challenge the scientific consensus that CO2 emissions are responsible for climate change. Have they got a point?
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What role does the Bering Strait play in moderating global temperatures?

What role does the Bering Strait play in moderating global temperatures? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Squeeze shut the 53-mile-wide narrows between the Pacific and Arctic, and Earth could abruptly be returned to ice age conditions.
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NASA Climate Change Letter Belongs To Long Tradition Of Fake Expertise

NASA Climate Change Letter Belongs To Long Tradition Of Fake Expertise | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- When former NASA administrators, astronauts and engineers released a letter earlier this week attacking the science of climate change, its veneer of legitimacy kicked off a media blitz.
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Canadian professor lobbies for roofing changes to fight climate change

One Canadian expert believes a significant piece of the global-warming puzzle is perched on the roof over our heads.
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Climate Change 'boosts plants at first and then quickly stunts it'

Climate Change 'boosts plants at first and then quickly stunts it' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate Change 'boosts plants at first and then quickly stunts it'...
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More scientists call for methane leakage scrutiny

A new study again scrutinizes the natural gas industry's claim to the cleaner fuel label.
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Margaret Hiza Redsteer uses Navajo memories to track climate change

Margaret Hiza Redsteer uses Navajo memories to track climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A scientist taps the recollections of tribal elders as part of her work to piece together the story of landscape change on the Navajo Nation.
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Polar bear populations remain on thin ice, U of A researchers say

Polar bear populations remain on thin ice, U of A researchers say | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Two of Canada’s top polar bear scientists warn that recent attempts to justify an increase in the harvest of the iconic animal in western Hudson Bay could lead to trade sanctions against Canada...
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Michael Mann faces off with foes on 'Hockey Stick' tour

Michael Mann faces off with foes on 'Hockey Stick' tour | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate scientist Michael Mann has faced off with 'Hockey Stick' critics for years. Now, he faces his latest challenge, a book tour.
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New BBC documentary spotlights ICIJ probe into fish devastation

New BBC documentary spotlights ICIJ probe into fish devastation | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
BBC World News to broadcast 'Looting the Pacific', a documentary that spotlights ICIJ's probe into ocean plundering.
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Giant conference to discuss 'dramatic' Arctic changes

Giant conference to discuss 'dramatic' Arctic changes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Conference to address findings of the International Polar Year, which lasted from 2007 to 2009.
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ALEC's Other 'Deadly Force' Campaign to Kill Climate Initiatives

ALEC's Other 'Deadly Force' Campaign to Kill Climate Initiatives | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With ALEC in the spotlight, what has still gone unmentioned is its longtime stealth campaign to scuttle state -- and federal -- climate change initiatives, despite the fact that a number of its corporate members publicly acknowledge that global...
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Climate Change Expert’s Ingenious Solution

Climate Change Expert’s Ingenious Solution | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Hansen is touring, speaking out, writing, and even getting arrested as part of a prophetic campaign to warn the world of the wages of sin, burning fossil fuels, but also offering a uniquely American idea for redemption: use financial incentives to reward efficiency and innovation, and count on the magic of the marketplace to do the rest.

 

That’s the kernel of Hansen’s novel “Fee and Dividend” proposal: a small but inexorably rising fee imposed on any fossil fuels extracted from any source, collected at the mine mouth, or well head, or at the port of entry, with the same fee added to the cost of imported products like cars and iPhones, unless they come from countries that have the same or greater carbon fees already applied.

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Climate Change: How Prepared is the Pacific Northwest?

Climate Change: How Prepared is the Pacific Northwest? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
RICHLAND, Wash. – An environmental group has rated each state’s strategy for dealing with climate change.
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Maldives climate change action ‘dead in the water’

Maldives climate change action ‘dead in the water’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed had often said that climate change could not be fought without democratic governance. Now, more than two months after the 7 February coup that deposed him from the presidency, the implications of that statement are being felt anew in the Indian Ocean island nation.

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Global Warming: Could Things Get Better Before They Get Worse? - Science News - redOrbit

Global Warming: Could Things Get Better Before They Get Worse? - Science News - redOrbit | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global warming could make things a little greener and a little rosier, according to new research. But these conditions may not last very long.
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Research blames climate change for West Coast oyster die-off

Research blames climate change for West Coast oyster die-off | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Researchers for the first time have found definitive evidence that changing ocean chemistry from increased carbon-dioxide emissions are at least partially responsible for massive oyster die-offs in the Pacific Northwest.The research published Wednesday...
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Besieged by Climate Deniers, A Scientist Decides to Fight Back by Michael E. Mann: Yale Environment 360

Besieged by Climate Deniers, A Scientist Decides to Fight Back by Michael E. Mann: Yale Environment 360 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate scientist Michael Mann, who has faced years of attacks from climate-change skeptics, explains why he believes bad-faith assaults on science have no place in a functioning democracy and why the truth about global warming will inevitably gain...
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Impact of climate change on forest diseases assessed

Impact of climate change on forest diseases assessed | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is projected to have far-reaching environmental impacts both domestically and abroad.
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Now This Is Interesting: A Climate Prediction From 1981

Now This Is Interesting: A Climate Prediction From 1981 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Were early warnings about global warming exaggerated? See for yourself.
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